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Oh Really?

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:06 am
by Gaijin Punch
A thread dedicated to things you should have known but didn't. Nobody will probably reply, but hey, why the fuck not.

My contribution. Had no clue Gary Oldman was English until I read up on IMDB.

Re: Oh Really?

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:51 am
by brentsg
Holy shit, did you guys know Ron Howard was Opie?

Re: Oh Really?

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:03 am
by Greatsaintlouis
Oh yeah, I'd known that one for a while. Modern-day Ron Howard doesn't look all that different, actually.

So I always laughed at that scene in Jurassic Park where Lex is trying to restart the fences and reboot the door locks through a funky graphical interface and she remarks, "This is a UNIX system! I know this!" My reaction was always, "UNIX doesn't look like that, lol."

Turns out that SGI actually made a visual file browser for its IRIX systems which was used as a 'prop' in the movie: http://web.archive.org/web/200704090244 ... gator.html Some dude even put together a recreation for use on suitably ancient UNIX systems and slightly less ancient Linux: http://fsv.sourceforge.net/

Re: Oh Really?

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:51 am
by Gaijin Punch
Yeah, even back then when I wasn't nearly as savvy as I am now, I knew that was bullshit.

Re: Oh Really?

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:18 am
by Greatsaintlouis
Linus Torvalds lives in Oregon (my state)!

Second amazing thing: Modded PSP running Progear on a solid CPS-2 emulator is hands-down the most enjoyable way to pass time on the toilet.

Re: Oh Really?

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:49 am
by Gaijin Punch
Greatsaintlouis wrote:Second amazing thing: Modded PSP running Progear on a solid CPS-2 emulator is hands-down the most enjoyable way to pass time on the toilet.


Animoog on the iPad ranks up there.

Re: Oh Really?

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:17 am
by Greatsaintlouis
Necrothread! In which I express my complete amazement that Samwise Gamgee and Mikey Walsh are one and the same actor, a fact I feel like I knew at one point and forgot and then just rediscovered.

Re: Oh Really?

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:53 am
by Gaijin Punch
Greatsaintlouis wrote:Necrothread! In which I express my complete amazement that Samwise Gamgee and Mikey Walsh are one and the same actor, a fact I feel like I knew at one point and forgot and then just rediscovered.


Yep -- he was also in a season of 24! I had a similar epiphany when I realized Brandon was Llewelyn Moss.

Re: Oh Really?

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:24 am
by Gaijin Punch
Never knew until just now that The Six Fingered Man was also the hillbilly in Best of Show.

Re: Oh Really?

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:29 pm
by RadiantSvgun
I never knew Andy Griffith was also Matlock.

Re: Oh Really?

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:51 am
by Gaijin Punch
RadiantSvgun wrote:I never knew Andy Griffith was also Matlock.


Really?

Re: Oh Really?

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:55 pm
by RadiantSvgun
Gaijin Punch wrote:
RadiantSvgun wrote:I never knew Andy Griffith was also Matlock.


Really?


Never made the connection until he died. But I never watched much of the Andy Griffth show.

Re: Oh Really?

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:32 am
by Gaijin Punch
Did you know that Barney was none other than Original Pimp Mr. Furley?

Re: Oh Really?

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:56 am
by RadiantSvgun
Gaijin Punch wrote:Did you know that Barney was none other than Original Pimp Mr. Furley?



I didn't. I didn't know that George Carlin was on some kids show "Shining time station?" becuase he got busted with pot.

I also didn't know until my mid 20s why Pee-wee Herman disappeared off tv.